Greg Grippo: I used to be an immature “ass” and “petulant baby” throughout my ‘The Bachelorette’ breakup with Katie Thurston
Greg mentioned on The Bachelorette: After the Ultimate Rose earlier this week that he had “no regrets” from his time on the present though Katie believed Greg had spoken all the way down to her in a impolite and disrespectful method and gaslighted her when he broke her coronary heart.
Nonetheless, throughout a subsequent look on former The Bachelor star Nick Viall‘s The Viall Recordsdata podcast this week, Greg admitted there has “positively been some change” in his perspective since he filmed After the Ultimate Rose in late July.
“The primary time I watched it, I watched it [backstage]… from a spot of damage. I sadly wasn’t taking a look at it by means of Katie’s lens in that actual second. Wanting again on it and watching it again for the second time with all of the viewers, yeah, I got here off like an ass. I got here off like a petulant baby,” Greg confessed.
“And I remorse it, as a result of on the finish of the day, she did not deserve that.”
Greg dumped Katie on The Bachelorette as a result of he was annoyed she would not acknowledge or validate his declaration of affection. He scolded the Bachelorette for treating him like “a quantity” and being extra targeted on the present and giving out roses than on their “actual” relationship.
Greg instructed Nick that he was nonetheless feeling “lots of anger and disappointment” over his father’s demise whereas filming the present and he projected that, in addition to his “insecurities,” onto Katie.
Greg additionally mentioned that after his hometown date, his instinct was “screaming” at him that he wasn’t Katie’s particular person and he or she was about to crush him, and so he appeared to recommend his chilly demeanor was a protection mechanism.
“I used to be rattled and so shooken up due to how badly I wished it to be actual. I do know I signed up for it… however after the second one-on-one, I used to be simply taking a look at her as Katie at this level and it shifted for me,” Greg defined.
“It obtained very actual for me in a short time, particularly when my household obtained concerned. It wasn’t a present to me anymore, and it was onerous for me to wrap my head round that.”
Greg went on to confess, “I used to be clearly method too harsh on her in these moments in that room, however it was simply the way in which that we have been speaking to one another in these moments. I wasn’t speaking effectively in any respect.”
Greg reiterated how his head was wrapped up in it not being on a present, though he and Katie have been in reality filming a actuality present.
“It is actually onerous to pinpoint it for me. I simply felt like I could not learn her in that second, and it simply did not really feel like we have been on the identical web page,” Greg mentioned.
Though Greg insisted he was “scared to go away” the present and actually “did not wish to,” he stormed out on Katie from the lodge room and went outdoors. When Katie tried to hug Greg outdoors, he simply wasn’t having it — and the Bachelorette was left crying on her knees.
“I used to be simply so desirous to try to get on the identical web page as her,” Greg mentioned, “and it did not come off that method in any respect.”
“I got here off offended,” he added. “It was very immature for me and I by no means need folks to attempt to justify how I acted, as a result of you’ll be able to’t normalize that habits, particularly speaking to a girl like that.”
Greg mentioned “it was onerous to look at again” and he was “fairly ashamed of all of it.”
“It is humbling to understand I must step away from this and know that I can accomplish that significantly better,” Greg instructed Nick, including that he was additionally “ashamed” of how he acted on After the Ultimate Rose and Katie “did not deserve it.”
Greg is now making an attempt to get better from the “humbling and painful” state of affairs with Katie. He mentioned he is been doing “lots of reflecting” and “soul looking out” in regards to the expertise.
“Possibly it wasn’t the healthiest relationship on the earth as a result of I used to be relying on Katie for happiness on the time,” Greg reasoned.
“That wasn’t honest to her in any respect, and I wish to be within the place the place I am utterly proud of myself earlier than I get into one other relationship.”
Greg advised being with Katie introduced him a way of consolation relating to his father’s passing as a result of they’d each been by means of the identical tragedy. Greg apparently hadn’t spoken to many individuals about his dad’s demise earlier than and so he felt very bonded and related to Katie.
“It wasn’t wholesome and also you should not depend on anyone on your personal happiness. That, sadly, , [is] what I really feel like I did on the finish there, and I wish to get into a spot the place I’m really joyful [and] I need not rely upon anybody else to be in a wholesome relationship,” Greg acknowledged.
Katie positively gave Greg a bit of her thoughts on After the Ultimate Rose by calling him “a liar,” a gaslighter and an actor on The Bachelorette. She believed that Greg by no means really beloved her and was by no means prepared for an engagement.
“You spoke all the way down to me, you did not even trouble to say goodbye. You say you liked me however I do not assume what love is! As a result of that was a time that I wanted you essentially the most, and also you ran away!” Katie yelled at Greg.
Greg defined to Katie, “A relationship is a two-way road, and sure, I do know you are the Bachelorette, however nonetheless, that does not put you any larger on this relationship and me any decrease.”
He added, “I emptied my coronary heart out to you on that sofa, and all I obtained was only a pat on the again after it.”
Regardless of the animosity between them, Greg finally apologized to Katie on After the Ultimate Rose they usually wished one another “nothing however the very best.”
“I am actually joyful for her. They appear nice collectively, and Blake is an unbelievable man… I actually assume they’re gonna have a profitable marriage,” Grippo concluded.
Katie has since gushed in post-show press that she is head over heels in love with Blake and their relationship has by no means been higher or stronger.
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